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Protect Your Brain for Life: Follow these expert strategies to guard against injury and cognitive decline throughout your life.

Cohen, Marisa

Neurology Now. 13(1):38-47, February/March 2017.

Follow these smart strategies to guard against injury and cognitive decline throughout your life.

Parkinson's on the ROPES: Exercise programs incorporating boxing skills may help manage symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Here's how they work.

Laliberte, Richard

Neurology Now. 13(5):38-41, October/November 2017.

Exercise programs that incorporate boxing skills may help alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Unforgettable: B. Smith was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease three years ago. Since then, she and her husband, Dan Gasby, have educated others about how the...

Ellin, Abby

Neurology Now. 13(5):24-27, October/November 2017.

B. Smith was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at age 62. Since then, she and her husband have educated others about the impact the disease has on women and minorities.

Care Costs: Caring for someone with a progressive neurologic disease can be financially challenging. These expert tips can help protect you and your loved one.

Kunkle, Fredrick

Neurology Now. 13(4):12-15, August/September 2017.

Caring for someone with a progressive neurologic disease can strain finances. Protect yourself with these expert tips.

Backup Plans: Sometimes family caregivers die before their patients. Here's how to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

Pompilio, Natalie

Neurology Now. 13(5):20-23, October/November 2017.

Sometimes family caregivers die before their patients. Learn how to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

Biology Matters: Women often experience neurologic diseases differently than men. That reality has contributed to sex-specific approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and management.

Colino, Stacey

Neurology Now. 13(3):36-41, June/July 2017.

Women often experience neurologic diseases differently than men. That reality has contributed to sex-specific approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and management.

The Story of CJ: Christopher Jackson and Veronica Vazquez-Jackson aren't content to be just great parents to their autistic son—they're also using their celebrity to show other...

Firpo-Cappiello, Robert

Neurology Now. 13(4):16-21, August/September 2017.

Christopher Jackson and Veronica Vazquez-Jackson aren't content to be just great parents to their autistic son—they're also using their celebrity to show other parents the way.

Stimulating the Brain: Researchers are studying the use of deep brain stimulation to treat Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and depression, among other disorders. Here's a look at the ...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 13(5):42-45, October/November 2017.

Researchers are testing deep brain stimulation for disorders other than tremor and Parkinson's disease.

Five Questions to Ask Your Neurologist

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 9(3):20-26, June-July 2013.

What does my diagnosis mean over the long term? Should I get a second opinion? Orly Avitzur, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, explains these and other important questions.

Epilepsy Evolution: As researchers focus on finding the causes of epilepsy, they are uncovering clues that point to better treatments to control or prevent seizures.

Bronson, Barbara; Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(5):50-53, October/November 2017.

Researchers hope that finding the causes of epilepsy will lead to better control or prevention of seizures.

Diving Lessons: Actress Brooke Burns broke her neck in a pool accident and narrowly avoided paralysis. Now she's a passionate advocate for those with spinal cord injuries.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 11(3):16-23, June/July 2015.

Actress Brooke Burns broke her neck in a pool accident and narrowly avoided paralysis. Now she's a passionate advocate for people with spinal cord injuries.

Letting Go: After managing her son's epilepsy for 12 years, the author finds it hard to give him his independence.

Cornell, Amy L.

Neurology Now. 13(5):56, October/November 2017.

After managing her son's epilepsy for so many years, one mother finds it hard to let go.

Game Theory: How do video games affect the developing brains of children and teens?

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 10(3):32-36, June/July 2014.

How do video games affect the developing brain? Researchers and gamers discuss the addictive qualities of video games and how they may alter the structure of young brains—often, for worse. Neurologists also provide tips and warning signs for parents to reduce their child's risk for video game addiction.

Managing Myasthenia Gravis: This once grim disease is now fully treatable—and patients may even experience a complete resolution of some, if not all, symptoms.

Howard, Beth

Neurology Now. 13(4):32-35, August/September 2017.

Various treatment options allow patients with myasthenia gravis the opportunity to live a normal life.

MS Manual: A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis sent Vincent Spoto, 58, into a brief tailspin. Then he rallied and wrote a book to help others stay positive.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(5):54, October/November 2017.

Writing a book about his journey with multiple sclerosis helps Vincent Spoto stay positive.

Juggling on the Hill: Stacy Barton is chief of staff to a congressman. She also has multiple sclerosis and a daughter who is autistic. She says doing right by Chabot's...

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(5):8-9, October/November 2017.

This Way In: A congressman's chief of staff explains how her highpowered job affects her ability to manage multiple sclerosis.

Brain Food: Can the foods you eat enhance brain health, or even help manage a neurologic condition? We spoke to the experts about popular diets and reviewed the evidence to find...

Cohen, Marisa

Neurology Now. 13(3):22-35, June/July 2017.

Can the foods you eat enhance brain health or even help manage a neurologic condition? We spoke to the experts about popular diets and reviewed the evidence to find the answers.

Agony and Arachnoiditis: Named after its inflammation of the brain's “spider” membrane, arachnoiditis is a rare, extremely painful condition that requires individualized treatment.

Debra, Gordon

Neurology Now. 10(5):22-29, October/November 2014.

After being diagnosed with this extremely rare and painful condition, Dawnelle Gonzalez found relief with individualized treatment.

Transitions: Moving from pediatric care to adult care can be tricky. Here are eight questions to ask your doctor to facilitate the process.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(5):10-11, October/November 2017.

Ask Your Doctor: Your doctor can help ease the transition from pediatric to adult care.

Drink to your Health: A daily glass of wine or bottle of beer may protect against stroke, Parkinson's disease, and cognitive decline, research suggests.

Stephens, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 12(1):19, February/March 2016.

Neurology News: A daily glass of red wine may promote brain health.

The Promise of Sleep: Adequate shut-eye is good for your brain. Our experts explain why and how to get the amount you need.

Levine, Hallie

Neurology Now. 13(1):22-33, February/March 2017.

Adequate shut-eye is good for your brain. Find out why and how to get the amount you need.

Beyond Tired: Is chronic fatigue syndrome a real medical condition? Yes, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine, which urges physicians to treat it accordingly.

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 11(5):60-63, October/November 2015.

The Institute of Medicine identifies specific diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Making it Personal: Precision medicine may lead to important breakthroughs in treatments for neurologic disorders—as long as concerns about privacy and data sharing are addressed.

Dolan, Darrach

Neurology Now. 13(3):46-49, June/July 2017.

Precision medicine may lead to important breakthroughs in treatments for neurologic disorders—as long as concerns about privacy and data sharing are addressed.

Take a Stand: A neurologic disorder known as POTS causes dizziness and fainting—and frustration, due to lack of awareness and inadequate treatment.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 11(1):44-47, February/March 2015.

Why POTS, a neurologic disorder that causes dizziness and fainting, is confounding to diagnose and treat.

What are the current treatments for tardive dyskinesia caused by long-term use of medications?

Zesiewicz, Theresa

Neurology Now. 10(2):35, April/May 2014.

Answers to reader questions about advances in treatment for peripheral neuropathy and tardive dyskinesia.

A Recipe for Life: When cookbook author and MasterChef winner Christine Ha lost her eyesight to a rare autoimmune disease, she thought her life was over. It turns out, it was just ...

Firpo-Cappiello, Robert

Neurology Now. 13(3):16-20, June/July 2017.

When cookbook author and MasterChef winner Christine Ha lost her eyesight to a rare autoimmune disease, she thought her life was over. It turns out, it was just beginning.

Dementia 101: Not all dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Knowing the difference affects planning, management, and prognosis. Our primer breaks down the four most common types, as...

Cohen, Marisa

Neurology Now. 11(6):44-51, December/January 2015.

Not all dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Knowing the difference affects planning, management, and prognosis. Our primer explains the differences.

Eat to Beat Seizures: The high-fat ketogenic diet can help stop seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy. Doctors and dietitians explain how it works and how it is implemented.

Carr, Coeli

Neurology Now. 11(5):18-29, October/November 2015.

How the ketogenic diet can help stop seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy.

Self-Diagnose Successfully: Patients sometimes understand their baffling conditions better than their physicians. Learn how to build a convincing case and work with your doctor to ...

Laliberte, Richard

Neurology Now. 12(5):16-20, October/November 2016.

People with rare or baffling conditions offer tips on how to do your own research and work with doctors to find answers.

Having His Say: Spasmodic dysphonia rendered Dilbert creator Scott Adams nearly speechless for three years. Now that surgery has restored his voice, he speaks up for others with...

Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(4):26-29, August/September 2016.

Spasmodic dysphonia rendered Dilbert creator Scott Adams nearly speechless for three years. After surgery restored his voice, he began speaking up for others with the disorder.

Escaping Pain: Diagnosis of nerve entrapment syndromes is challenging, but treatment can spell relief.

Samuels, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 10(5):54-56, October/November 2014.

Diagnosing nerve entrapment syndromes is challenging, but treatment can spell relief from pain.

Find Your Silver Lining: After a diagnosis of a neurologic disease, some people discover talents they never knew they had.

Neurology Now. 13(4):6, August/September 2017.

After a diagnosis of a neurologic disease, some people discover talents they never knew they had. What's your silver lining?

Hit the Road: Traveling with a neurologic condition is not impossible. With advance planning, lots of patience, and these 10 strategies, your next trip can be fun and invigorating.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(2):17-19, April/May 2017.

Traveling with a neurologic condition isn't always easy, but these 10 tips can help make your next trip fun and invigorating.

Back on Track: After a traumatic brain injury, Matthew Ponder wanted to run competitively again. He achieved that and so much more, says his mother, Tamika.

Wynn, Paul

Neurology Now. 12(6):21, December/January 2016.

Readers Like Me: A traumatic brain injury doesn't keep Matthew Ponder down.

Keeping His Cool: Drew Bourrut, 72, takes care of his wife, Nora, who has Parkinson's disease–related dementia. It can be demanding, but Drew says he's up to the task.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(4):36, August/September 2017.

Drew Bourrut shares how he copes with caring for his wife who has Parkinson's disease–related psychosis and dementia.

Snowball's Chance: Melissa Robillard wrote a children's book that teaches kids about her rare disease and how to overcome obstacles.

Wynn, Paul

Neurology Now. 13(4):10-11, August/September 2017.

Readers Like Me: A diagnosis of leukodystrophy inspired Melissa Robillard to write a children's

Stop the Scam: Elderly parents or family members with cognitive impairments are especially vulnerable to financial abuse. Safeguard your loved ones with these strategies.

Kunkle, Fredrick

Neurology Now. 12(3):27-29, June/July 2016.

Elderly parents or family members with cognitive impairments are especially vulnerable to financial abuse. Our expert advice will help keep loved ones safe and solvent.

Must-Have ALS Resource: A new book written by an ALS specialist and a lawyer whose mother had the disease offers practical and compassionate advice.

Bolster, Mary

Neurology Now. 13(3):9, June/July 2017.

Resources: A new book about living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a must-read for people with the disease and their caregivers.

Stronger After Stroke: Fifty years ago, doctors and researchers thought recovery from stroke was limited. Today, they know that survivors have a lot more control over their own...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(5):32-37, October/November 2016.

Fifty years ago, doctors and researchers thought recovery from stroke was limited. Today, they know that survivors have a lot more control over their own recovery. Here's how to ensure the best possible outcome.

You Ask. We Answer: I've delayed taking levodopa for my Parkinson's disease because I'm concerned about “off” times, periods when the drug doesn't work. Can you explain off times?

Grill, Stephen E.

Neurology Now. 12(1):27, February/March 2016.

Our expert explains “on” and “off” times of levodopa for Parkinson's.

Smart Choices: Follow this expert guide to choosing an appropriate disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 13(1):48-53, February/March 2017.

Read our experts' guide to choosing an appropriate disease-modifying therapy for multiple sclerosis.

Breaking Good: After the role of a lifetime, Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte is busting stereotypes about cerebral palsy and speaking out against bullying.

Childers, Linda

Neurology Now. 11(1):22-25, February/March 2015.

Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte busts stereotypes about cerebral palsy and speaks out against bullying.

Living Large: After surviving a leaking brain aneurysm, the author recommits to living a full life—risks and all.

Price, Lili

Neurology Now. 13(4):40, August/September 2017.

After surviving a brain aneurysm, the author recommits to living a full life—risks and all.

Conversation Starter: After her father's diagnosis, Maria Shriver started talking about Alzheimer's disease. Ten years later, she's still talking, and people are beginning to pay...

Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now. 12(3):14-17, June/July 2016.

After her father's diagnosis, Maria Shriver started talking about Alzheimer's disease. Ten years later, she's still talking, and people are beginning to pay attention.

The Brain Needs Blood: Vascular cognitive impairment, one of the most common forms of dementia, may be preventable.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 9(1):27-30, February-March 2013.

Often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease, vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is one of the most common forms of cognitive impairment and dementia. The good news? VCI may be preventable. Learn how VCI is diagnosed and treated, what research is in the works, and how VCI might be prevented.

Patient Coaches: Peer mentoring programs connect newly diagnosed or recovering patients with those further along in the process—and both parties benefit.

Kritz, Fran

Neurology Now. 13(3):8-9, June/July 2017.

This Way In: Peer mentoring programs can help newly diagnosed patients connect with those further along in the process.

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